I m a divorcee. I do not want to continue the father's name.

Reetu - posted on 05/16/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi. I m a divorcee. I donot want to continue the father's name with my son's name. If a drop his father' s name ...what problems shall i face in future regarding my son' s fathers name column. Can his grand father be named as aguardian in place of fathres name...plz suggest in context with legal procedures.

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Sarah - posted on 05/16/2016

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And in addition, you won't ever change who your child's father is, and whether you like the guy or not, the child probably loves him and his name. Why not just leave the BC be? Change your name if you like. If you remarry then you will change your name again and the kid will have a different name still.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/16/2016

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So...Why do you want to do this?

It is a legal process that the child's father must agree to, for one.
It will not change the father's rights, for another

Sarah - posted on 05/16/2016

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You cannot name the grandfather as guardian unless the father has been deemed unfit and stripped of his rights.

Ev - posted on 05/16/2016

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I agree with the others too. And even in trying to change the child's name it might also take permission of the father too depending on the state laws you live in or the country you live in. Just because you dislike the father does not mean the child's name has to change.

Michelle - posted on 05/16/2016

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I agree with Jodi, removing his Father's name doesn't take away the Father's rights, he's still the Father.
In regards to legal issues, you can give your child any name you want. Changing it will entail you petitioning the courts and getting it changed legally.
If you want more specific legal advice, ask a lawyer.

Jodi - posted on 05/16/2016

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It's just a name. The man is still your child's father. Removing his father's name doesn't mean the father has no rights.

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